Retail in Amersfoort

According to Goudappel Coffeng, the Amersfoort city centre is among the top-10 of most vibrant inner city areas of the Netherlands.

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Authenticity and experience

Amersfoort performs well in the retail sector, particularly in the fields of the quality of public spaces and of demographic development. Authenticity and experience are top-priorities here, according to the researchers at the oldest and biggest consultancy agency that concerns itself with space and mobility in the Netherlands, Goudappel Coffeng. They have positioned the Amersfoort inner city in the top-10 of most vibrant central areas in the Netherlands.

  • In top-10 most vibrant central areas
  • Average of 900,000 monthly visitors to inner city in 2015
  • 280,000 m² shopping surface area
  • Various centres, including shopping mall Vathorst and Emiclaer

Popular working locations



Thanks to its immediate location along highway A1, this business park amounts to Amersfoort’s banner and business card. The professional environment is well-tended and inviting. Options to set up shop in the sound barrier.
Smalle Pad


Special offices and working locations in a colourful environment. At a stone’s throw from the lively, multi-faceted and headstrong historical inner city.
Smalle Pad

De Wieken

Strategic port of access to both the main ports of the Netherlands and the hinterland, and to Germany.
Centrum Amersfoort

Shopper aims for and finds experience

People that want to redecorate their home, rearrange their garden or baby-room, take exit Vathorst on highway A1. Ikea, Loods 5, Prénatal, and various furniture stores and DIY establishments are within walking distance here. Vathorst, just like De Wieken, is a location for large-scale retail. Attractive sites for your business!

Historical inner city

The shoppers of 2015 focus more and more on the experience. Shopping is one aspect, but a city should have more on offer. And Amersfoort does: a historical inner city where a boat-tour carries you along the canals, and a varied offer in nice hospitality establishments.

They’ve led the way!

At business park Vathorst, the Netherlands’ only real A1-location, prominent companies such as IKEA, Prénatal, Kees Smit Tuinmeubelen, and recently Loods 5 have established themselves.

Logo Kees Smit
Logo Ikea
Logo The Phonehouse
Logo Loods5
Logo Prenatal

Henk Smit
Directeur Kees Smit Tuinmeubelen

“Je merkt dat Amersfoort een plek is waar mensen bereid zijn om naartoe te rijden.”

Henk Smit
Directeur Kees Smit Tuinmeubelen

“Je merkt dat Amersfoort een plek is waar mensen bereid zijn om naartoe te rijden.”

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